Several schools in Cheyenne have been affected by TikTok’s “Devious Licks” trend in recent weeks, and police say they take it “very seriously.”
The trend, called the School Bathroom Challenge, encourages students to steal and even vandalize school property.
“Students have been breaking soap dispensers at an alarming rate in many buildings,” Johnson Junior High principal Brian Cox said in a Sept. 21 message to parents and guardians.
Police spokeswoman Alex Farkas said “School resource officers are actively working with principals, staff, students and parents to provide education and communication on the seriousness of property crime and sanctions that may result from such activity “.
Farkas declined to say how many sneaky lickers were fined, but said most of the incidents were “petty offenses against juvenile property and disciplinary action was taken at the school level.”